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Can't boot with 2 displays

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#1 Justin477


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:25 PM

I just installed a new SSD and moved my OS onto it, however now I can't start my computer with both of my displays plugged in (1 HDMI and 1 DVI). The main display (HDMI) will flash on and off while the DVI does not receive any signal, until I unplug the DVI and then the computer starts like normal. Both displays work just fine after it has booted.


My display driver is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, and it is up-to-date as of the time I'm posting this. The Nvidia control panel recognizes both displays and has the HDMI selected as the main display without me having to touch it.


I could boot with both displays plugged in before I installed the SSD.


I did a clean install of Windows (not cloning) originally on the SSD and even tried to re-install again to see if it would fix it and it does not.


The only option in BIOS related to display is to go back to my processor's integrated graphics instead of my Nvidia card, but this really should not be related to the issue at all as both the DVI and HDMI are plugged directly into the Nvidia card's ports.


Something I found very weird when I was checking the BIOS is that if on boot I go to BIOS, exit, and proceed to boot, it works just fine. But not if I just do a normal boot.

Edited by Justin477, 02 March 2016 - 01:27 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:17 AM

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 08:38 AM

If that's the case you could try changing the bios settings and saving them then booting up your pc then restart your pc and change the bios setting back and be sure that they're the primary boot-up options. 

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 09:51 AM

I would recommend you try booting into one single Screen as in most cases there is a chance you have not configured the screens properly.


it has happened to me.


Also make sure if you are using a PCI or PCI express video card, try to boot into the VGA or DVI video slots.

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